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Recovery

Recovery

Z, 27 years old and about a week sober, was coloring this today at Prevention Point, and talking about his group of childhood friends. There were five of them, and he’s the only one who is left. All died of overdoses, three of them in the past six months. I hope he...
Closing the encampment

Closing the encampment

M said to me: “the only reason they aren’t throwing our stuff around and trashing it is because you guys are here. When you leave, they won’t be so nice.” At the clearing of the encampment at Kensington &...
Art at Prevention Point

Art at Prevention Point

I sat next to Juan today at Prevention Point while he made a bracelet with his name on it. I assumed he was making it for himself, but he insisted on giving it to me and tying it on my wrist. ❤️ This was our third Thursday facilitating art workshops at Prevention...
Rest in power, Paul

Rest in power, Paul

One year ago today we lost a friend, a fierce advocate, a man who fought so hard for himself and others. Paul was supposed to visit us at the Storefront after volunteering at Prevention Point that Tuesday. He never came by, and was found hours later, gone because of...
The system

The system

R told us today at the Storefront that he went to a local hospital a few days ago for help with his addiction. Luckily, he has ID and insurance (two huge stumbling blocks for so many people we encounter). He was assessed, his insurance company approved treatment for...